Caitlyn gives Bruce props.
Caitlyn Jenner posed on the cover of Sports Illustrated Magazine wearing the gold Olympic medal she won as Bruce Jenner many years ago. The mag celebrated the 40th anniversary of Bruce’s win in 1976.
“The decathlon was the perfect distraction,” she said. “Sports. It’s not real life. You go out there, you work hard, you train your ass off, win the Games. I’m very proud of that part of my life. And it’s not like I just want to throw it out. It’s part of who I am. What I’m dealing with now, this is about who you are as a human being. What did I do for the world in 1976, besides maybe getting a few people to exercise a little bit? I didn’t make a difference in the world.”
After winning, she looked in the mirror. “I said out loud, ‘What the hell am I going to do now?’” she said. She noted how she hated looking so manly. “It disgusted me. I was big and thick and masculine. The rest of the world thought it was this Greek god kind of body,” she said. “I hated it. But it’s what I was given, so I just tried to do the best I could with it.”
She also talked about thinking she’d transition earlier and how she always knew she was not really a man inside. Deep!